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- n. The ability to conduct
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Capability of being conducted.
- n. Conductivity; capacity for receiving and transmitting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capability of being conducted or transmitted: as, the conductibilily of electricity or of heat.
- n. Improperly, capacity for conducting or transmitting; conductivity.
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He subsequently experimented, in a similar way, with other metals, and finally adopted Senarmont's method for the study of conductibility.
The phenomenon that best lent itself to measurement was the conductibility produced in the air by uranium rays.
Investigations on the conductibility provoked in dielectric liquids by the rays of radium and the Roentgen rays.
Here is another experiment for the purpose of showing the conductibility of this power through some bodies and not through others.
The difference evidently depends on the conductibility of certain rocks.
This apparently astounding acoustic mystery is easily explainable by simple natural laws; it arose from the conductibility of the rock.
Others, by the aid of observations no less certain, proved that heat, applied at the extremity of a bar, is transmitted to the extreme parts with greater or less velocity or intensity, according to the nature of the substance of which the bar is composed; thus they suggested the original idea of conductibility.
The greatness of the mass, and the small conductibility of water for heat, prevent a more speedy refrigeration.
These effects are, however, dependent on three variable circumstances; the energy of the electromotive apparatus, the conductibility of the medium, and the irritability of the organs which receive the impressions: it is because experiments have not been sufficiently multiplied with a view to these three variable elements, that, in the action of electric eels and torpedos, accidental circumstances have been taken for absolute conditions, without which the electric shocks are not felt.
In the different books about heat transfer you have formula giving the temperature on the out side as function of internal wall temperature and conductibility of the wall.
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